Organized by the Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley, & the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium Co-Sponsors: UC Berkeley Office of the Chancellor
Event is FREE & Open to the Public. Registration is required.
Symposium participants will explore the distinctive advantages and challenges research-intensive public university face in providing a quality and exceptional undergraduate education. Major public universities educate nine percent of all U.S. undergraduates; they have comprehensive academic and professional programs, world famous faculty and among the most diverse student bodies; students participate in faculty directed research, in co-curricular activities and various forms of public service; they have access to unique facilities and support services. Yet public universities also face major challenges in providing and affordable and quality undergraduate experience due to declining public investment, rising student to faculty ratios, and, some would argue, the priority faculty and institutions place on research productivity.
This symposium will generate discussion and analysis around a number of strategic questions, including: what are the characteristics and dynamics of the student experience in these large public universities? Is there a research university advantage for undergraduate education that can be identified and leveraged? Can we define and measure it? How can we scale high-impact practices that often depend on relatively low student to faculty ratios? What is the role of residential life in shaping the educational experience and personal goals of students? What cost-effective strategies can increase the enrollment capacity of public universities without decreasing the educational experience and learning outcomes of students? And if an institution determines that change is important in undergraduate pedagogy, how can it best motivate and effect change?
Location: David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704
DAY 1- Thursday, March 10th, 2016 (Goldman Auditorium)
What Does the SERU Data Tell Us?
Presentation: John Douglass, Igor Chirikov and Gregg Thomson –
SERU Consortium,CSHE UC Berkeley
Christine Keller – Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU)
Josh Trapani – Association of American Universities (AAU)
7:00pm-8:30pm-Reception in the Wolf Gallery, David Brower Center
DAY 2 - Friday, March 11
9:00-10:30 Session 2: Scaling High Impact Practices
David Asai - Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Michael Jackson – University of Southern California
Douglas Hesse - University of Denver
10:45-12:15 Session 3: Cost and Capacity
Jane Wellman - College Futures
Joni Finney- University of Pennsylvania
Candace Thille - Stanford University
2:30-4:00 Session 5: Effecting Change
Mitchell Stevens-Stanford University
Barbara Bichelmeyer-University of Missouri, Kansas City
Steven Brint-University of California, Riverside